Sacred Arts Tour

Closing Ceremony

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Join in the closing ceremony which starts at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts and ends at Lake Michigan. The monks pray and chant, and then sweep up the sand mandala they’ve spent 5 days creating and then proceed to the beach just to the west of the concession stand at Marquette Park to release it into Lake Michigan. This is a very interesting experience you won’t want to miss!

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The monks from the Drepung Gomang monestary are returning to Miller Beach for the 4th year. Events will be taking place all week.

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October 24th28th

Regular hours

Sacred Arts Tour Itinerary

Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, Oct. 24th
1 – 2 pm
World Peace
Wednesday, Oct. 25th
10 am – 4 pm
Butter Sculpture Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 26th
1 – 3 pm
Drumming Circle and Peace Puja at the Aquatorium!
Friday, Oct. 27th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Mani Stone Painting Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 28th
10 am – 12 pm
Closing Ceremony
Saturday, Oct. 28th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
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“Closing Ceremony” is part of the larger “Sacred Arts Tour” event, and part of our Drepung Gomang series.

Upcoming events


So Far Nancy Hejna artwork in Exhibit


Farmers Market 2023
Celebrating The Beauty of the Indiana Dunes


Kevin Blake the Chicago artist comes to Gary


Anne Evans AWE Images


Doug Davis A local surrealist in exhibition


2023 Community Show Artists from Gary, Connected to Gary, that have not been exhibited in our gallery
View past events

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403

Gallery Location:

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
Open Friday and Saturday, 6—8pm, and Sunday 2—4. Find us on , , and Instagram.